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The Smallest Hydropower Generator That Fits Into Your Backpack

Estream is a portable water-power generator that converts any type of moving water, such as that from a river or stream, into stored energy to charge most of today’s usb-connected mobile devices, even while you are off the grid.

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As a generator, it produces 2.5W – 5W of energy. As Estream is suspended in water, water flow rotates the turbine. The rotation enables the generator to generate electricity. Estream works well even in a weak current or behind your kayak.

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It takes about 4.5 hours to fully charge 6,400mAh built-in battery by running water. Once fully charges, the battery can charge up to 3 smartphones, GoPros or even tablet PCs, twice as fast as a regular outlet.


It is rechargeable, so as long as you you have access to running water, you can continue to charge your devices – even on the longest adventures.

Whether it comes in through the tap or it is collected from a stream, water is present in the daily lives of everyone on the planet. Enomad wishes to expand sustainable energy on a personal level by allowing people to discover and utilize the natural energy resources around them.